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Uzbekistan Identifies Suicide Bombers of US, Israeli Embassies as Kazakhs


Uzbek authorities say the three suicide bombers who struck U.S. and Israeli embassies in Tashkent earlier this year are citizens of neighboring Kazakhstan.

A spokeswoman for the Uzbek Prosecutor-General's Office, Svetlana Artikova, said Tuesday that a forensic examination involving DNA testing on the bombers' remains confirmed their identity.

The near-simultaneous suicide attacks by the three on July 30 also targeted the chief prosecutor's office. The blasts killed the assailants and four Uzbek security guards and caused minor damage to the buildings.

The spokeswoman said that Uzbek authorities have also asked Kazakhstan to hand over another of its citizen suspected of involvement in earlier terrorist attacks which killed at least 47 people across the country.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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